Hawaii vs. Prairie View A&M - 12/7/17 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Prairie View A&M Panthers (2-5) at Hawaii Warriors (4-2)
College Basketball: Thursday, December 7, 2017 at 12:00 am (Stan Sheriff Center)
The Line: Hawaii Warriors -7 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Prairie View A&M Panthers take the floor with the Hawaii Warriors in Wednesday college basketball.
The Prairie View A&M Panthers have played a very tough non-conference schedule and it’s reflected in their 2-5 record. Prairie View has dropped consecutive games following a 69-57 loss at the New Mexico State Aggies on Sunday where scoring was at a premium. The Panthers saw New Mexico pull away behind 49.1% shooting with their own 39.2% not enough to stay in the game.
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Prairie View did have balanced scoring with Gary Blackston leading all scorers with 19 points, nine rebounds and three steals on 6-19 from the floor. Dennis Jones gave the Panthers 17 points and committed seven turnovers while hitting 6-11 shots followed by Zachary Hamilton with 14 points on just 6-16 accuracy.
The Hawaii Warriors are off to a solid 4-2 start but want to avoid back to back defeats after suffering an 80-60 loss at the Utah Utes on Saturday as a 14 point underdog. The Utes led by seven at the midway point and pulled away in the second half behind a 44.6%-36.5% shooting edge and a perfect 27-27 at the stripe.
The Warriors best offensive option was Drew Buggs who tossed in 14 points and handed out three assists on 5-1 shooting followed by Michael Thomas with 12 points and a team high six rebounds on 5-11 from the field. Five other Warriors added between 4-6 points but the offense needed bigger contributions throughout.
Prairie View are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games and over is 4-1 in Prairie View last 5 overall and over is 8-2 in Prairie View last 10 road games. Hawaii are 1-7 ATS in their last 8 games overall and under is 10-4 in Hawaii last 14 non-conference games and over is 9-4 in Hawaii last 13 home games.
I commend Prairie View for their early season scheduling which others should take notice. I don't think a win is in the cards at Hawaii tho...